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Jefferson County town judge resigns after inappropriate comments
WATERTOWN — Watertown attorney John W. Hallett resigned as LeRay Town Court justice while under formal charges by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for making homophobic and inappropriate remarks and gestures to another attorney at the Jefferson County Court Complex, the commission announced
NYS Police vehicle involved in crash with SUV on I-81 in Watertown
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — New York State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Jefferson County that involved a state police patrol car. According to police, Trooper Nicholas Morgia was operating a marked State Police vehicle and was stopped on the east shoulder of the northbound
Jefferson County committee approves new law on solar farm taxes
Dec. 08--WATERTOWN -- The Jefferson County Legislature Finance and Rules committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a law on wind turbines, expanding it to cover solar projects as well.
Trial Date Set For Man In Child Sex Abuse Case
A trial date has been set for a Brownville man accused of sexually abusing a child. Timothy Ferry will go on trial in Jefferson County Court on January 14. A grand jury indicted him in July on charges of predatory sexual assault against a child; course of sexual conduct against a child, 1st degree;
Woman Arrested In Watertown Drug Bust
Police expect more arrests in an investigation that resulted in a raid at a Watertown apartment on Thursday. Members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force say 29 year old Leigh Newton and a small child were inside apartment 431A at 1429 Gill Street when police executed a search warrant.
Jefferson County under travel advisory
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office has issued a travel advisory for the county that will remain in place until further notice. A narrow band of lake effect snow across the area is causing limited visibility in spots. If travel is absolutely necessary, the sheriff’s office recommends using extra c
Watertown Mulls Lowering Homeowners' Cost For City Sidewalk
Changes to how much some property owners pay for new sidewalks is in the works in the city of Watertown. For the last few years, the city has received complaints about sidewalks in District 13, which includes sections of Indiana Avenue, Gill Street, Bronson Street and North Pleasant Street.
Farm Bill brings mixed reactions from No. Co. farmers
WATERTOWN — The New York Farm Bureau's president calls the 2018 Farm Bill "a major victory." The legislation that last week passed both House and Senate will benefit farmers, rural communities and consumers, David Fisher said in a statement.
Local Smoking Rates Still Too High
Earlier this year, the State Health Department announced some good news: the statewide adult smoking rate has fallen to 14.2%. This is the lowest level since 1985 when New York began using its current system to track smoking rates and it is below the national average of 15.5%.
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
IGTNT: The Loss of a 19 year-old Soldier From Pennsylvania in Afghanistan Last Week
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as well in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation
NY boundaries on pilot hemp program misinterpreted as ‘ban,’ attorney says
Counter to the chatter aroused by a recent report, the State of New York has not ‘banned’ CBD, according to an expert on the legality of hemp products. The state did however put some boundaries around a pilot agricultural program.
New York judge resigns after homophobic remarks about Viggo Mortensen
A New York judge has resigned after making homophobic remarks involving Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen. Watertown, NY, attorney John W. Hallett has resigned as court justice of LeRay Town Court after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct filed formal charges against him.
Saturday Sports: General Brown Basketball Beats Massena
Plenty of high school basketball Saturday afternoon with a Frontier League-N.A.C. matchup in Dexter as the General Brown Lions hosted the Massena Red Raiders. In the 1st quarter, Jake Heller rattles home a 3 from the corner, Lions up by 3. Massena answered, off the inbounds, Tyler Bacon banked home
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
Book Store Raises Money To Get Kids To Read
Money raised at a Watertown book store will go towards a program to get kids to read. "The Greatest Fundraiser" at the Reading Room in Salmon Run Mall brought in more than $6,300.
CNY man arrested for nearly driving into state police cars while drunk, police say
A 47-year-old Pulaski man was arrested for aggravated DWI Wednesday after he nearly hit two parked state police cars, according to New York State police. Scott B. Goodrich was charged with aggravated DWI and is also accused of violating the move over law, police said.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, Dec. 14
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael T. Dixon Sr., 50, of 515 Bradley St., Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at his residence with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mr
Care Packages Bring Christmas Cheer To Elderly
Children are often the focus of giving around Christmas time, so one group spent the day bringing some holiday joy to elderly folks in the north country. About 150 care baskets were picked up at The Rock Church in Watertown Saturday morning.
Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Fort Drum soldier was killed in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced Friday that Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., near Pittsburgh, died Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province in Afghanistan.